Didn’t need to think of a mildly creative name for this post. The Salzkammergut sounds cool enough on its own already!
This is a beautiful scenic area of Austria. It’s such a quiet little town, we initially thought we were in the wrong place. But the serenity is what adds to the magic of this place. We took an old steam cog-railway up Schafberg Mountain from St Wolfgang, ascending 1190m quite steeply in parts! Its been there since 1893 and one of the oldest working engines in the world.
The summit is 1783m and it was pretty surreal when we got to the top. I’ve heard that on a clear day, the 360 panoramic of the Samzkammegut lakes are pretty amazing. When we were there, it was so cloudy! We couldn’t see the view at all! It wasn’t a wasted journey though and we weren’t too disheartened. It was really cold so we had a nice hot chocolate at the restaurant on the mountain.